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Just finished listening to the score, and this definitely helps calm my frustration after seeing Pirates last night. The score for Pirates was decent enough with some catchy tracks, but this is way better. Summer movies 2017 may not have the best movies lined up in terms of quality, but the scores for them all are really intriguing. Hoping the scores for The Mummy, Transformers, Spider-Man, and Dunkirk are all what I hope. Anyway I'm getting off track, the Wonder Woman score is very good and Rupert is really taking off as a quality composer.Wish there was more of the Zimmer theme . Really lacks it .Where?Dear Hans Zimmer Team,<br>what is up with your Live-Tour sound? Almost all of the eventim-FanReports for your live tour talk about deafening bass, drowned-in-noise vocals, actually exploding speakers and people leaving early. I was in Leipzig, your technicians might remember the guy who asked them for earplugs. <br><br>I will alert the emissions-protection-bureau about this. Because submitting People to 100+dB without proper warning is actually illegal here.<br><br>In truth, I would like my money back. <br> <br><br>Can't please everyone
I hope Hans will "return" to the Pirates franchise I mean he has not done "Dead men tell no tales" just because Dunkirk and his live tour were in the way. Even Zanelli said that they all sat together and felt ready to start the project. Because of the fact that Zanelli is responsible that the "he's a pirate" theme sounds like it does I would love to hear a Score by Hans Zimmer & Geoff Zanelli for the real Finale !I was at the concert in Forum in Copenhagen, it was a spectacular experience. Normally the sound is therrible there, last experienced with Ennio Morricone, that concert was destroyed by bad sound, but with your concert it worked out to perfection as the sound was turned up loud and took the roof of LOL... my question is, is there a DVD or CD with the set, some of the tunes were fantastic with the small and big modifications, and cant be found in superb quality anywhere...You mean those boring, unimaginative percussions from "Is She With You" (aka the worst part of the whole cue)? Oh dear.I'm impressed either with the fact that for now I don't recall any big parts missing in this score like with the previous movies. The only thing i'm missing now is the part right after the first track (the music used in the beginning on the Dutchman) but that was actually the One Day suite from AWE so not really a big deal.There's no kill like overkill. Plus another thing that'll sound good for the inevitable Hans/Nolan PR train I guess. *shrug*
Saw the Movie last night listening to the soundtrack now and I must say I'm impressed. I like how Salazars theme is sorta a collab of Previous villian themes from the films Zanelli probably did this to imply how Salazar is the most evil Villain in the franchise(do I think he will be in Pirates 6 returning as the villian alongside another certain villian if you watch the end credits scene, yes). Carina theme is just a beautiful elegant piece which I am now classifying as the Barbossa family theme. The new adventure theme reminds me of the song Skull And Crossbones from Curse Of The Black Pearl. They used Becketts theme for Barbossa in the film like they did in On Stranger Tides and had more tracks with it so theirs a big imporovment. The heroic Jack theme was used way more in this film than OST which wasn't their at all. What I like a lot that they did is this soundtrack has a lot of tracks from the movie so that is a huge improvement with a Pirates film. Sorta wished Davy Jones theme was used for Will but also glad they didn't. Geoff Zanelli did a great Job and he should come back or Pirates 6.Would love to hear what Balfe would have done . Maybe next timeThis track sounds pretty amazing. A powerful and heroic theme with a great buildup. I cannot wait to hear it!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgLktF1bSpE There is the full Soundtrack on Disney Vevo ;)32 hours!!! I think this will be played as a lament in a slow-motion scene where it looks like they're gonna get killed. Cannot wait for it!
After listening to the full score several times I can say that it's a nice mixture of arround 60% new themes and 40% old themes. Moreover it's cleverly written in a sense that it feels familiar yet new. Althought Zanelli is definitely no Zimmer, he definitelly does get pirate scoring. If I had to give it a rating it would be a definite 7.5/10. <br>It's definitely a score worth listening and you should skip it just because Zimmer didn't write it.<br>I am just happy to get some musical continuityAs "Hedon" said below, "Zanelli is a great arranger, but he is not a great composer". I extremely agree with him. <br>I believe if someone like John Powell had done this score, we would hear a far better soundtrack. All of us saw what a spectacular job he did in KungFu Panda 2 with Hans.<br>The obvious thing is people like John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams, JunkieXL or Nick Glennie-Smith, their mind moves where Hans' moves.<br>I'm not saying Zanelli does not include this case, I'm saying there were so many better options to choose the right person to do this score.The score is leakI'm glad to see Williams somehow has kept those awesome percussions we heard on Batman v Superman. He did exactly what we expected.
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Hans ZimmerJay RifkinShirley WalkerBruce Fowler
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Backdraft (Complete Score)
Label: Unofficial Release
Length: 64'33
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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  1. Flashlight (0:52)
  2. Main Titles (4:26)
  3. The Real Thing (1:07)
  4. One Case Won't Do (1:16)
  5. Late For Work (0:54)
  6. Dig In - Mannequin Fire (8:31)
  7. Save My Baby (2:08)
  8. You Win (0:27)
  9. In Another Life (2:48)
  10. Hard Lesson To Learn (1:17)
  11. She's Hot & Smokey (2:28)
  12. Check It First - Check For Heat - Tim Burns (2:45)
  13. After The Fight (0:41)
  14. What's This Job All About? (2:15)
  15. The Ex Is Back? (1:03)
  16. I Just Can't Anymore - Swayzak's Office (2:01)
  17. Swayzak's OK (1:06)
  18. Did You Want To Be Your Dad? - Who Doesn't Love Fire? - Brian Finds Trych (2:49)
  19. Final Fire (9:59)
  20. Approaching Fire - Who's Your Brother? (9:22)
  21. Funeral - Swayzak Is Busted (3:14)
  22. Epilogue (3:34)
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badbu reply Replies: 15 || 2014-05-20 12:10:07
The best score of the last 20 years!
The sound is so impressive!


Edmund Meinerts2014-05-20 12:13:29
Bah! It's good, but to say there's been nothing better written since? Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, At World's End, How to Train Your Dragon...bullshit!

Besides, 20 years ago was 1994. This came out in 1991. :b


badbu2014-05-20 12:20:25
LOTR...no...JP...no...POC3...ok, you're right!HTTYD...no...:P
yes, i know :D
But this score was Hans breakthrough :)


Hybrid Soldier2014-05-20 12:23:41
This score is far superior than HTTYD... lol


0-cool2014-05-20 12:34:16
RIP Edmund Meinerts


Edmund Meinerts2014-05-20 12:39:45
You seriously think this is better than Lord of the Rings?


ERS2014-05-20 13:20:25
This just in: Backdraft will go down in history as the best score ever written for film. You heard it here first, folks! People three centuries from now will remember BACKDRAFT as the pivotal score that had "impressive sound."


RealFfingMusic@23142014-05-20 13:44:40
No, we don't. :P


badbu2014-05-20 13:59:00
@Edmund: yes, i think this is better! :)


Greg2014-05-20 14:02:45
This is the worst bullshit i ve ever read since the bible...
How is it even possible to think that this score which doesnt even have 1h of music can beat the LOTR and its 12 hours of music?
Backdraft, honnestly no one gives a fuck about that one, LOTR has sold out its concerts for the last past years so please think this straight.


badbu2014-05-20 14:23:41
ok sorry, i change my feelings and my mind :D


Anonymous2014-05-20 15:24:28
there are more interesting subjects to press on than what's the best music ever written. I for one like to know what happened during the album production for this film. Compared to this bootleg the stuff on the Milan disc sound like all new recordings. Tthat epilogue cue in particular sounds hell of a lot better on the Milan disc than here, even if the sound quality is not so good.


ZimmerFan2014-05-20 17:51:30
Of course, I love me some Zimmer, but only Zimmer drones think this beats things like Jurassic Park and LOTR. Pathethic...


Per2014-05-20 18:23:13
The film mix (or original mix or what you wanna call it) of the Epilogue cue (or all the cues for that matter, but in particular the Epilogue) I find far more superior, and more enjoying, and certainly more powerful!, than the lousy album mixes.

Only thing I liked about the album mix was that extra piano...


Ds2014-05-20 20:42:03
This is a nice score but holy shit it doesn't hold a candle to most HZ scores, and certainly not to HTTYD!


Marcorea2017-03-30 10:31:53
I gotta agree with ds here. I love BACKDRAFT and I'm a pretty big hz fan but there is no comparison. Especially with HTTYD. IMO zimmer cannot orchestrate in the same way with an organic orchestra the same way as shore, Willian's and even powell. He adds a lot of extra layers through synth. But zimmer is the best at the style of music he produces.

Edmund Meinerts reply Replies: 1 || 2017-03-29 16:47:31
Listening to this complete score for the first time and it's really striking how different the mix is on the album. The snare drums are much further forward, and everything sounds a lot brighter and immediate but also "thinner" on the album. Whereas the film mix has synth parts I didn't even know exist, like at the very beginning of the main titles/"Fighting 17th".

I'm trying to decide which version I like more, and it's difficult! The film versions sound "richer" but I miss the ballsy snare drum rhythms...


Hybrid Soldier2017-03-29 23:21:21
One is HZ, the other (the album) is not. End of story... :P

David reply Replies: 1 || 2014-07-14 22:28:40
Where can this album be purchased?


Zimson2014-07-15 05:30:11
It's a bootleg, so it's not for sale. *** EDITED ***

T-Mann036 reply Replies: 0 || 2014-05-19 17:05:28
In the loving memory of Shirley Walker.

Krieger reply Replies: 2 || 2013-04-30 00:52:15
Is there anywhere i can buy/download this complete score? I cannot find it, ANYWHERE.


Terry2013-07-16 14:35:33
got to www.elitesoundtracks.co.uk they have it instock


Aggelos2014-05-18 10:53:32
Why dere iz no dizcuzion for diz Zimmer zweetie?
Diz iz a great expanded zcore! Diz is da cummah!!! Zimmer unleazh his fury and wrath with diz zoundtrax back in 1991!!!


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